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Anniebooboo, I'm replying to a question you asked in another thread, about L'Hermitte's and buzzing.

A couple of years ago I very suddenly developed L'Hermitte's. Over the course of about a month it got VERY bad. The worst part of it was the constant, pulsing vibration in my lower back. At first I kept answering my cell phone, but it wasn't ringing. Eventually I felt as if a cat's purr had taken up residence in my spine. It never caused pain, but it kept me awake at night and made me pretty irritable!

So I started searching the web. You might imagine the things that popped up when I searched for "vibrating sensation in spine" - but it did lead me to L'Hermitte's, and also to this board.

Yes, there are things other than MS that can cause it, but MS is the most common cause. It is also (statistically) relatively common in MS patients.

FYI, my MRIs showed no c-spine lesions, nothing at all wrong with my spine. I only have brain lesions.

Whatever the cause is for you I hope it will encourage you to know that it almost completely went away for me after about 6 months. I do still have L'Hermitte's, but it is so minor I don't notice it unless I specifically check for it by bending my neck forward.

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